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Submitted on Wednesday, 8th February 2012
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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Closed says WhatPub - August 2018

Ambrette, Margate

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Roger Button left this review about The Hoy

This harbourside pub named after a type of 19th Century Kent Coast barge recently reopened after a period of closure albeit these days it leans more towards the dining end of the market than drinkers.

The interior is one large open plan room with modern pine furnishings, all quite bright and breezy but quite plain and featureless, a harbour panorama being the only thing of note that crossed my eye. A “please wait to be seated” sign stands inside the front door and it is patently obvious that 80% of the pub is aimed at potential diners, the only section not laid out with dining utensils being a small section to the left of the bar. There are also some pavement seats overlooking the harbour opposite.

For the drinkers the choice isn’t too bad by local standards with 4 real ales available - Adnams Broadside, Adnams Lighthouse, Gadds No. 5 and Ripple Steam Best. Foodwise the main courses are a mix of pub grub classics that have been iven a few fancy gourmet additions to appeal to the more up-market elements of Margate’s visitor populus. Main courses are around £7-£16.

The pub is a worthwhile stop as part of a crawl but, unless you are planning to have a meal, doesn’t really hold enough attention or have any drinking character to make an evening of things.

On 3rd August 2012 - rating: 6
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elizabeth mcgraw left this review about The Hoy

This pub could Re-open as work is being carried by Thorley Taverns

On 20th March 2011 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Wynne Route
Margate, 0.75 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Westgate-on-Sea, 2.43 miles, 46 min walk (show)
Broadstairs, 3.46 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Ambrette, Margate
1st Mar 2019, 22:11
Request to mark pub as closed by Quinno _ approved
1st Mar 2019, 22:11
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Quinno _, with included notes: Other: Closed says WhatPub - August 2018

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 August 2012 by Dave McNally
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